Sep 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
first lady michele obama told the comp convention last -- the convention last night that being president reveals who you are. >> reporter: former president bill clinton takes the stage tonight to pick up where first lady michele obama left off. delegates are revved up and ready for more. >> he's bill clinton. it's like madonna. there's this aura about him. >> reporter: he remains immensely influential in the party and is expected to target democrats who have struggled the last four years and may be on the defense about reelecting president obama. >> he will lay out a little bit of history with regard to this president, and he's going to affirm he's on the right path. >> reporter: president obama had been scheduled to deliver his acceptance speech to 74,000 people at annual outdoor stadium thursday night, but because of the threat of severe weather, convention planners decided this morning the president will speak here. democrats packed the hall last night for the first lady's speech. >> i have seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who yo
Sep 6, 2012 12:00pm EDT
acceptance speech tonight and first lady michele obama will introduce the president. randall pinkston, cbs news, charlotte. >>> former congresswoman gabby giffords is expected to participate in tonight's program. she was wounded in that tucson shooting last year. >>> the republican party is reacting to last night's speech by former president bill clinton. virginia governor bob mcdonnell says it was a good speech and president obama inherited a debt problem, but he told mike hydeck that the problem is not handling the situation well. >> after the speech tonight by president obama which no doubt will be good, we'll wake up tomorrow morning and get the new jobs report that's going to show for 43 months in a row, mike, that unemployment is over 8%. >> the president will take the stage tonight to accept his party's nomination. by the way, you can follow the convention by going to our website wusa9.com. you can learn about the protests that are going on outside the convention hall. also, you can find out which virginia lawmaker says the president can easily win the commonwealth again this year.
Sep 4, 2012 12:00pm EDT
to fire up american voters. first lady michele obama is the head speaker as the dnc opens tonight in char not, north carolina -- charlotte, north carolina. >> reporter: democrats will fill this hall later today to begin the three-day process of renominating president the obama. >> we just want to be here. this is history. >> reporter: delegates will approve their party platform. then hear from a long list of speakers portraying president obama as the wise and humane alternative to mitt romney. michele obama's speech will be the final address tonight. >> i'm looking forward to hearing the first lady. i think she's dynamic and i'm just excited. >> i'm sure she will connect with us and we'll connect with her as we always do. >> reporter: president obama is not expected to be here when his wife speaks. they say he will watch from the white house. this afternoon the president holds a rally in norfolk, virginia. on labor day he told auto workers in ohio they are better off thanks to his administration's auto industry bailout. >> i believed in you. i bet on you. i'll make that bet any da
Sep 13, 2012 12:00pm EDT
economically. >>> by the way, first lady michele obama is going to be in virginia today. we're going to have more on both parties, how they're campaigning tonight on 9news now beginning at 5:00 p.m. >>> it's what wall street calls fed day. the day that the federal reserve announces its latest policy decisions. invepsors are waiting to -- investors are waiting to hear whether the central bank will take new steps in order to revive the slumping economy. policymakers wrapped up their two-day meeting here in washington. later today federal reserve chairman ben bernanke will announce what steps he's going to take to support the economy. >> so many times in the past, he'll intervene if necessary. so the markets are saying right now, with unemployment the way it is, with those jobs numbers that bad and revisions that bad, you have to intervene now. >> if the federal government does intervene, that could mean an extension on record low interest rates. >>> remembering an american hero. neil armstrong's memorial service just wrapped up at the national cathedral. our kristin fisher was there. ♪ fly m